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   Undertoad  Thursday Oct 5 03:39 PM

October 5, 2006: Record 100 lb. burger



Here at IotD we shall never pass up a record burger, so when Neatorama picked this one up it also went straight into the IotD queue.

As longtimers know, Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in PA is the usual record holder; shown below is their 50-pounder.



New entrant Bob's BBQ, featuring "Taste as big as Texas!", is located in Thailand. This just doesn't seem right somehow, and I for one urge Denny to reach beyond his grasp and build once again the world's largest burger. This record simply can't happen outside the states. It's just not right.



This Portugese entrant, weighing in at 50kg, was noticed by a Neato commenter. But look at it! Poor quality! Mostly non-meat! I laugh at this mockery of a burger!

IotDers will also recall the 100-patty In-n-Out burger. Glorious!



Elspode  Thursday Oct 5 03:43 PM

What tracks are on that burger, anyway? Must be a bitch to put on a turntable...



Spexxvet  Thursday Oct 5 03:45 PM

As for the first pic, all I can say is "open wider, honey"



Trilby  Thursday Oct 5 04:01 PM

I, too, agree that this is a record that the United States must, nay, will hold! Get on it, you loafers, and make me a damn burger!



Trilby  Thursday Oct 5 04:02 PM

I'm also going to be LJ to it and say the Portugese entrant looks like---




---bukkake.



wolf  Thursday Oct 5 04:06 PM

I'm pretty sure slang could finish that, but no condiments.



sproglet  Thursday Oct 5 06:23 PM

How many Ethiopians would that feed for a week I wonder?

Pointless stunts like this really piss me off. What does it achieve?



Ibby  Thursday Oct 5 06:39 PM

That last burger merely looks like a McDonalds burger.

Blechh.



Trilby  Thursday Oct 5 06:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sproglet
What does it achieve?
Advertising for the restaurant?


wolf  Thursday Oct 5 06:48 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sproglet
What does it achieve?
What does climbing Mount Everest achieve?


milkfish  Thursday Oct 5 06:51 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sproglet
What does it achieve?
A decrease in the local stray dog population?

I kid!


Leah  Thursday Oct 5 06:55 PM

Thank god they had the decency to put the gherkins on top and not in the centre of the burger, it would be a real pain in the rear end to dismantle the burger to remove them. But personally I like gherkins on my McDonalds burgers.



Elspode  Thursday Oct 5 08:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
What does climbing Mount Everest achieve?
Population reduction?


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Oct 5 08:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna
I, too, agree that this is a record that the United States must, nay, will hold! Get on it, you loafers, and make me a damn burger!
Well said, and no damn water buffalo meat either, American beef......would that be Argentina?


richlevy  Thursday Oct 5 10:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
I'm pretty sure slang could finish that, but no condiments.
Reallly, I thought traveling in Thailand would have taught him to bring protection.

Oh, you meant ketchup.


SteveDallas  Thursday Oct 5 11:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet
As for the first pic, all I can say is "open wider, honey"
Well, here's a good one for you. Maybe we could get both ladies together.


SpaceKid  Friday Oct 6 06:46 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna
I'm also going to be LJ to it and say the Portugese entrant looks like---

---bukkake.
....but where is this similarity?...


Tomtheman5  Friday Oct 6 09:26 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sproglet
Pointless stunts like this really piss me off. What does it achieve?
They upset me too... The hippie in me always supposes how the cow would feel about the situation


SteveDallas  Friday Oct 6 09:37 AM

Probably not much differently than it'd feel about a 1/4 lb. hamburger.



wolf  Friday Oct 6 11:15 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpaceKid
....but where is this similarity?...
Special Sauce, dear.


sproglet  Friday Oct 6 02:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
What does climbing Mount Everest achieve?
A smashing view, some fresh air and a damned good leg stretch.


Are you implying they made this grotesque burger merely because 'it was there'?


TucsonTom  Saturday Oct 7 12:20 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad




New entrant Bob's BBQ, featuring "Taste as big as Texas!", is located in Thailand. This just doesn't seem right somehow, and I for one urge Denny to reach beyond his grasp and build once again the world's largest burger. This record simply can't happen outside the states. It's just not right.
The Big Bob's Texas Belt Buster
Well my 2 cents worth, I Bob, owner of the Bob's BBQ & Grill which produced this world record burger am from Houston Texas. If you read the history of this burger on our website it tells about the reasons we did this "I wanted to bring the record to where it belongs, Texas. I still consider myself a Texan and proud of it. Everything is bigger in Texas. I did open the restaurant to provide some good BBQ here in Thailand but still maintain residence in the USA.

I must say Denny was the first and I congradulate him on his acheivments but the bigger his burgers have got the more awful they look. It is a fact that the burger above in the picture from Denny's would not qualify for the record and is why he never got it to beat Fuddruckers. Guinness regulations state that the burger has to resemble a real scaled up burger with a top and bottom bun. Also it can not be made up of multiple pieces put together like meat and bun. Just look at the difference between our burger and Denny's There is no comparison.

By the way why can't it come from Thailand? After all it is the WORLD record.

I can assure you the burger was completely eaten by the children of the Bann Jing Jai Orphanage. And we have sold 2 more for large parties. Please visit the pictures page. I will not post any links as not to upset the mods on my first post but I'm sure you can find it with the above link to our site.


sproglet  Saturday Oct 7 03:47 AM

So the point was to whore your fast food joint. Your pride is misplaced if you feel this is the image you want the rest of the world to associate with America (sorry Texas)

Even more pointless then IMO.



P.S. Why are you trying to sell that crap in Thailand? Thai food has provided some the most sublime and sensual culinary ideas to the world, why try and compete with this stodge?


EDIT : to add image seeing as it's an IotD thread ;-)




milkfish  Saturday Oct 7 06:35 AM

Before you go calling it crap, I think we should get the opinion of the orphans of Bann Jing Jai.

And welcome, TucsonTom!



TucsonTom  Saturday Oct 7 06:48 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sproglet
So the point was to whore your fast food joint. Your pride is misplaced if you feel this is the image you want the rest of the world to associate with America (sorry Texas)

Even more pointless then IMO.



P.S. Why are you trying to sell that crap in Thailand? Thai food has provided some the most sublime and sensual culinary ideas to the world, why try and compete with this stodge?


EDIT : to add image seeing as it's an IotD thread ;-)
First of all your mind is in the gutter we are not trying to do anything but have a respectable restaurant. We have been doing large burgers here just like Denny since we opened. Why does anyone compete? To win!!

And for the PS you answered your own question. For the same reasons that Thai Food has made it's impact around the world we are doing the same in Thailand. Not so much with the big burger but in general with authenic American cusine and slow smoked BBQ. We were the second restaurant of our kind to open in the entire country of Thailand. I love Thai food so, I'm sorry but I don't see your point. Just as you may like Thai food, many Thai's here like the American food. Someone brought the Thai food to America and someone had to bring it to Thailand. And yes the burger was actually quite tasty, far from your incinuations.


sproglet  Saturday Oct 7 07:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkfish
Before you go calling it crap, I think we should get the opinion of the orphans of Bann Jing Jai.
Why do we need to ask them for my opinion, unless you prefer to hear received opinions. They're probably dead from coronary thrombosis anyway.

The poor local orphan angle doesn't wash with me I'm afraid, it smacks of conscience cleansing.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tucson Tom
Why does anyone compete? To win!!
I admire your candor. Go gettum Bob.


Undertoad  Saturday Oct 7 11:47 AM

Ah sprog, you didn't grow up with a clown selling you these things but have a bit of fun with your food. The orphans ate it, that's good enough for me.

The image gallery is here

Well done Bob exporting the idea of burgers to the world. I take back the statement that the record has to be an American one. I would like to visit your place sometime. (Of course I would also like to visit Denny's and he is only 5 hours drive away so it's possible.)



sproglet  Saturday Oct 7 01:06 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
...a clown selling you these things but have a bit of fun with your food.



Trilby  Saturday Oct 7 01:58 PM

Pennywise! You've come back to me! :



Clodfobble  Saturday Oct 7 02:00 PM

Well I for one am glad that good ol' Texas BBQ is being exported, and not that east coast vinegar crap!



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Oct 7 03:06 PM

Hey, welcome to the Cellar TucsonTom.
Is there a Tucson Texas? Are you a transplant? Or just liked the ring of the name for your restaurant?

Hamburgers have become the symbolic of fast food chains and the country polarized over whether they are a convenience or the devil's spawn.

Bill Cosby does a great bit about the neighbor kids going to McDonald's and he had to settle for one of Mom's burgers.
People that are down on burgers don't see them as a nutritious meal of burger(meat), bun(potatoes/starch), salad(tomato,onion,lettuce,pickle) with dressing(special sauce).
I think the trouble is fries, shakes, onion rings, desserts, huge multi-burger concoctions, are tempting. But the problem is, peoples inability to understand the danger of, and resist, stuffing their faces. Gets off soapbox

Quote:
Just look at the difference between our burger and Denny's There is no comparison.
I don't know about the rules for competition, but as for appearance of just the burger, Denny's looks like my idea of a burger the way we made them, whereas yours looks like it was stamped out on a production line. I know it wasn't, but you see, that's my image of good burgers, which is exactly the opposite of Bill Cosby's kid in the sketch. Just personal preference and prejudice.

btw, I hope the flooding hasn't caught up with you. I saw a bunch of pictures of Chantaburi and even moving the elephants at Ayutthaya.


TucsonTom  Saturday Oct 7 03:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Hey, welcome to the Cellar TucsonTom.
Is there a Tucson Texas? Are you a transplant? Or just liked the ring of the name for your restaurant?

Hamburgers have become the symbolic of fast food chains and the country polarized over whether they are a convenience or the devil's spawn.

Bill Cosby does a great bit about the neighbor kids going to McDonald's and he had to settle for one of Mom's burgers.
People that are down on burgers don't see them as a nutritious meal of burger(meat), bun(potatoes/starch), salad(tomato,onion,lettuce,pickle) with dressing(special sauce).
I think the trouble is fries, shakes, onion rings, desserts, huge multi-burger concoctions, are tempting. But the problem is, peoples inability to understand the danger of, and resist, stuffing their faces. Gets off soapbox I don't know about the rules for competition, but as for appearance of just the burger, Denny's looks like my idea of a burger the way we made them, whereas yours looks like it was stamped out on a production line. I know it wasn't, but you see, that's my image of good burgers, which is exactly the opposite of Bill Cosby's kid in the sketch. Just personal preference and prejudice.

btw, I hope the flooding hasn't caught up with you. I saw a bunch of pictures of Chantaburi and even moving the elephants at Ayutthaya.
Born and raised in Houston Texas. The name is just one used on some boards no to conflict with Bob's BBQ. Thank You for your comments.

No flooding here but it has been up in the northern part of Thailand.


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Oct 7 04:18 PM

Glad you're dry.
Some of the Cellar members travel through Thailand once in a while, maybe one of them will stop and say, Howdy.
In the mean time, you're a member now so don't forget to check in when you can.



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